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Love it or hate it, Daylight Saving Time is upon us

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March 11, 2017 - 6:30 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Don't forget to 'spring forward' and turn your clocks one hour ahead tonight for Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving time takes place on March 12 at 2 a.m. this year. The time change has been linked to an increase in traffic accidents, loss of sleep and health problems, yet many countries still take part. 

A duo from Kamloops is fed up with it and gathered more than 26,000 signatures on a 'stop the time change in B.C.' petition. Bob Dieno and Tara Holme want to bring the issue to the provincial government as a referendum in the upcoming election.

The latest petition is addressed to Christy Clark and has 4,482 supporters so far.

Whether you agree with the practice or not, failing follow the time change will result in tardiness.

Here's a lighthearted clip by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Oliver pokes fun at Daylight Saving Time and asks what many wonder: How is this still a thing?


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